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As sophisticated as I get

You will find no more ignorant person than Heather Armstrong when it comes to wine, how to pick and pair it with food and whatnot, so when shopping for it I always look at the score. Wine Spectator gave this Cupcake Chardonnay 88 points, and since I figure they might know what they are talking [...]

His turn

Yeah, this is a sweet and tender moment between a father and his daughter, but just this second I realized that one of the frames on the wall behind them is crooked. Excuse me while I go FIX THAT MADNESS.

There’s a blonde joke in here somewhere

A couple of nights ago Jon had to run to the hospital for a family emergency (everything is fortunately okay) just as I had returned home from the grocery store with arms full of ingredients for that night’s meal. I kissed him goodbye, told him not to worry about anything at the house, I’d have [...]

Bundled up

Chuck was born on the streets of Pasadena, California, people. He was not prepared for the harsh Utah winters that so easily rob him of dignity.

Core workout

Someone recently learned how to sit up on her own. She’s still a little shaky, and her tummy muscles have never seen such rigorous exercise, so we never leave her alone like this else that large noggin pull her over and we hear a thundering BONK from the other room. Next up, learning how to [...]

Featured community question with accompanying oopsie

Today’s featured community question comes from user mommasj: And the reason I chose this one was because it perfectly coincides with the most recent Momversation I participated in where we talk about our worst parenting moments: I got a little talky in the video I submitted (MUST BE ALL THIS TIME I SPEND WITH JON, [...]


Internet, meet Olive, Coco’s sister, the runt of the litter. She weighs about seven or eight pounds, whereas Coco is about 25 pounds. I’ve introduced you to their mother Lucy and their father Willie, and you can see here that Olive resembles her father a bit more. Except in temperament. Hoo-boy! Did Coco and Olive [...]

Attic journals

And the Daily Style is back! It took a vacation while I talked about gift guides and felt a bit slighted. I treated it with a luxurious chamomile bubble bath, and now it’s feeling better although the skin on its toes is a bit wrinkled. Michelle Sanders, creator of a business called Attic Journals, sent [...]

Beginning the year with a bang

I’m certain I’m not the only one who feels this way, but the holidays seemed to have picked me up by my feet, swung me around its head, and flung me into a dumpster. The one behind Sizzler. It all came to a crashing halt yesterday when I woke up and couldn’t breathe or straighten [...]

An early morning lecture in semantics

“Can I have a treat after I finish my Cocoa Puffs?” “I think we need to have a long talk about what you define as a treat.”